Working from home full-time has plenty of perks – not having to go to pointless meetings, eating dry cereal out of the box and watching Cash in the Attic while you work, that sort of thing, but it has its downsides too. As I’ve been inundated by coverage of London Fashion Week, I’ve become increasingly concerned about my dress sense, which has always been a little ‘unpredictable’ at its best.
“Working at home must be great!” people say. “You can stay in your pyjamas!”
Well yes you can, but is that necessarily a good thing? Perhaps it’s not so bad to have to make the effort sometimes to brush your hair and put on something without an elasticated waist.
I realised it had become a problem recently when I started wearing one of my ‘sports’ bra during the day, just because it’s comfortable. I say ‘sports’ – I do wear them for netball, but they are basically the kind of old lady bras you see advertised in the Mail on Sunday magazine, where you can buy a special three pack of beige, and get a free pair of reading glasses.
The trouble is that they are comfy. Underwiring hurts you know, especially when you’re spending the whole day slouched in front of Escape to the Country with your laptop. And jeans? How can you properly enjoy a hearty lunch at home in jeans?
Action definitely needs to be taken. Perhaps I need to start scheduling boring meetings everyday just to make sure I get dressed. Otherwise I fear it could be a slippery slope to maternity clothes and onesies. Although Bee’s all-in-one fluffy tiger suit does look cosy…
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